Archive for April, 2005

Just Crabby II

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

Just an update on that crab ruckess…
Some fishermen have been disrupting traffic in St. John’s harbour and even picketting some shipping companies at the dock today and yesterday. Arsholes. I don’t know why other businesses should be dragged into this and I can’t see how it’s not illegal to block legitimate traffic. If I sat […]

Just Crabby

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Okay, I’ve held off on this topic long enough.
The crab fishery in Newfoundland is on hold. Harvesters, led by their union, have refused to go fishing until the the government backs down from its new production quota plan. Under that plan, the government gives fish plants (producers) a set quota of fish to process. […]

The Head II

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

Gawd…what an idiot. They just had Ben Mulroney on The Roundup. The only thing bigger than that guy’s head is his ego. He was talking about Canadian Idol, being first-son, etc. Also, he’s the official celebrity for the Salvation Army Thrift Stores.
Things I learned from the interview:

He is really the director, producer, and […]

Viral Marketing Power

Monday, April 11th, 2005

Seeing Hitachi’s new education/promotion animation reminded me of how companies have been successful in harnessing viral media effects on the Internet. I’ve compiled a short list of fun examples below:

Hitachi’s "Get Perpendicular"
Honda’s "The Cog"
Burger King’s "Subservient Chicken"

This kind of advertising is not necessarily that expensive or difficult. Creative is king. If it’s good, the ad […]

JandC Guide to American Idol

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

For those of you who haven’t been following American Idol, Carolyn and I decided to make a little primer. These are only our opinions, but one of us is right on the money (me, Jim).

Carolyn
Contestant
Jim

Anthony totally annoys me AND he’s not the best singer either. My fear is that he will make it to the […]

My darling Jim

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005

Jim has been crazy busy with work lately and I think he may be losing his mind. I came in the living room the other day and there was Jim wearing a stuffed teddy bear head. Our dog Chiko adopted one of my old teddy bears, but she has now skinned the bear and removed […]